from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Indian salad made with yogurt and chopped vegetables or fruits, such as cucumbers, spinach, or bananas.
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- n. A condiment used as a dip or sauce in the cuisine of southern Asia, made from seasoned yogurt
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- n. an Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices
If you were to chop up some salad vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, carrot, radish, onion) and stir in some yogurt and cumin to make a raita, the combination of stuffed paratha and raita is both filling and nutritious!
The raita is the term often used for salads made in North Indian style, usually seasoned with cumin, mint and yogurt.
During the sultry days of summer, a big bowl of raita is a truly refreshing treat.
This raita is best when you are running out of fresh veggies.
This Marathi version of raita is distinguished by the presence of peanut powder, which just makes it so much tastier!
The raita is a cool counter-point to the spiciness of the biryani.
The bundi ka raita is again my favorite, can have lots:) My mouth is watering.
The raita is a simple combination of cucumber, garlic and yogurt.
My idea of salad usually is to make a quick yogurt-based "raita" or to put out a bowl of baby carrots and a platter of cucumber and tomato slices.
It does share is a close resemblance to the Indian 'raita' which is a side dish married to Biriyani pilaf and its likes.
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